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Agrarian Scholars Earned College Degrees

Six recipients of the Programang Agraryo Iskolar (PAI) in Region VIII joined the thousands of other graduates who earned their college degrees this year.
 
Three scholars graduated from the Eastern Samar State University (ESSU) – Main Campus and one each from the Visayas State University (VSU) Tolosa, Leyte Campus, Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) Tomas Oppus campus and Naval State University (NSU) in Naval, Biliran.
 
All three graduates from ESSU in Borongan City graduated with a degree in Engineering: Grace Lumaghos and Christian Jay Lopido finished Civil Engineering, while Andrie Caspe completed a course in Electrical Engineering.
 
Meanwhile Gabriel Abad, Alma Labastida and Aigy Rose completed BS Fisheries (VSU), BS in Information Technology (SLSU) and BS Education (NSU), respectively.
 
The six graduates are dependents of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) that made them qualify to avail the PAI offered by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).PAI is among the numerous support services extended under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).
 
DAR started offering the scholarship program to deserving dependents of ARBs in 2003. Since then, 2,494 recipients have already graduated from various courses all over the country as of 2012.
 
According to DAR Regional Director Eliasem Castillo, 108 recipients have earned college degrees in Eastern Visayas this April. He added that many of these graduates have landed better paying jobs both in the region and in Metro Manila.
 
In 2009, one of the PAI recipients placed 5th in the Agricultural Engineering Board exam. Currently he is in Belgium taking up advanced studies.

Region VIII News

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August 20, 2018 14

The Heir

Tacloban City (August 20, 2018). Antonio Saure (center), shows relief as he received last Friday from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary John R. Castriciones (left) and Legal Service Director Resty Osias (right) the Certificate of Landownership… Read More..
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Aug 19, 2018 11

DAR-DILG-TESDA links for agrarian reform beneficiaries

Tacloban City, Augut 18, 2018. DAR seeks TESDA and LGUs support to improve farmers' skills. Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) John R. Castriciones (left), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General/Secretary Atty. Guiling… Read More..
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Aug 19, 2018 15

Larrazabal property offered for CARP Coverage

Tacloban City (August 17, 2018) - Larrazabal property offered for CARP coverrage. Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) Secretary John R. Castriciones (right in white), DAR Region 8 Director Shiela B. Enciso (right in green shirt), together with Inaki A.… Read More..
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Aug 18, 2018 118

DAR chief delivers land titles to farmer-beneficiaries of…

Tacloban City, Leyte— More than 40 years of waiting is now over for the 457 agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program in the province of Leyte and Southern Leyte as they received today their certificates of land… Read More..

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